Farm to Table: Haymarket Area Farmers Markets 2017

Farmers Markets and Seasonal Farms 2017 in Haymarket, Gainesville, Warrenton, Middleburg, Bristow and Manassas …

Farm-to-table-logoBack by popular demand is our list of 2017 Haymarket Area Farmers Markets. Save this guide to remind you to visit one of these markets to not only support the local economy and small businesses, but to bring fresh, organic ingredients to your table.

You may not realize it, but you’ll find much more than vegetables and fruits at these markets; there are homemade breads and pastries, meats, eggs, flowers, honey, herbs and other plants. In the Haymarket area, there are several markets open throughout the week—Tuesday through Sunday—so there’s no excuse not to stop by and pick up some home-grown and home-made goods.

Haymarket Farmers Market

15000 Washington Street, Haymarket
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Saturday of April through October

The Haymarket Farmers Market will be held at 15000 in the Town Hall parking Lot. It is held in the parking lot in front of Town Hall at 15000 Washington Street; during colder weather, it moves to 14710 Washington Street. Check the Town Calendar to confirm location during the in-between months. The Haymarket Farmers Market has become a go-to weekend event for local shoppers during the warmer months of the year. It features Virginia-grown products only and offers a bountiful selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and other local products. The Haymarket Farmers Market is run by the Town of Haymarket and vendors are welcome to participate by contacting the Town Hall at www.townofhaymarket.org.

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EXIT 40 Farmers Market (former Haymarket Thursday Afternoon Market)

Haymarket Medical Center
15225 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville
Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
May 4th through end of October

The Exit 40 Farmers Market, formerly the Haymarket Thursday Afternoon Market, has returned to Heathcote in Gainesville but will feature many of the same vendors. In addition to the fresh, local produce, crafts, and products, the market boasts two prepared food vendors. The vendors are Dancing Cow, who raises her own pork and grills the meat right in front of you for her delicious pork sandwiches, and Black Fig Pizza who makes gourmet pizzas on site in their brick oven, sourcing what they can locally.

Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market

Route 245 & I-66 at Exit 31, The Plains
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 30th to November 5th

Archwood-green-barns Serving Prince William and Fauquier Counties since 1998, the Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market occupies the main barn on the grounds of a restored horse farm located right off I-66 in The Plains. Shop the producer-only market for hand-made and home-grown products that include baked goods, fruits, vegetables, canned goods, honey, beef, rabbit, eggs, bedding plants and more. Just a short ride from Haymarket, plan to stay for lunch and relax in this scenic location. The market offers hot, freshly-prepared BBQ, brick oven pizza and fresh pork sandwiches from Dancing Cow Farm.

Smart Markets Farmers Market

Piney Branch Elementary School, Bristow
Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (May to December)
Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (January to April)

Smart Markets operates guaranteed producer-only farmers markets throughout Northern Virginia. They have a reputation for high-quality vendors which include a wide variety of locally-grown produce and an interesting mix of locally-made food products. Open year round, the winter market in Bristow offers meats of all kinds including fresh chicken, beef, pork, veal, lamb, goat and rabbit; fresh country eggs from Holly Brook Farm; apples, apple cider and some winter vegetables from Tyson Farms and Orchards; wonderful pies and pastries from Allie’s Pies; authentic hummus and baklava from Janie Hakim (Sweet Nuna) and delicious candies, cupcakes and more. The summer market is expanding with even more local products!

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Middleburg Community Farmers Market

ken may 14300 W. Washington Street on
200-400 Stonewall Avenue, Middleburg
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May 6th to October 29th

Held in the lot behind the Middleburg Community Farmers Market, the Middleburg Community Farmers Market is sponsored by the Town of Middleburg and provides local agriculturalists with a retail outlet for their products. The market also provides the citizens of the area with an opportunity to purchase fresh quality products from the folks who produce them. You’ll find seasonal vegetables, fresh chicken, baked goods, grass fed beef, lamb, eggs, herbs, Betty’s Chips & Salsa, flowers, honey, jams, and much more (photo on right). It’s well worth the short ride to the quaint town of Middleburg to visit this market of homegrown goodies.

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Green Maple Market

7172 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill
Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reopening April 1st, 2017

14051-GreenMaple-Market_Final-1Green Maple Market is a farm fresh, local foods market located in the old barn complex in Vint Hill, Virginia. Fairly new to the area, they sell local fresh produce, pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, local honey, baked goods, fresh roasted coffee beans and other local artisanal products.

“We are passionate about healthy, wholesome food and our goal is to source the freshest, all natural, earth-friendly food we can find locally for our family, friends and community,” says owner Katherine Fuerst Holster. Visit www.greenmaplemarket.com for more information.

Warrenton Farmers Markets

Fauquier Hospital near Bistro Restaurant
Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 3rd through October 25th

5th & Lee Street, Warrenton
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 22nd through November 18th

There are weekly farmers markets held in Warrenton, one at the hospital on Wednesdays and one in Old Town on Saturdays. Several local vendors come out to sell their produce which includes bedding plants, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs, baked goods, condiments, crafts and other locally grown or produced agricultural products. 80% of products at these markets must come from vendors farm and 20% may be supplemented from other Virginia farmers. You know it’s local!

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City of Manassas Farmers Markets

Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 6th through November 3rd
Harris Pavilion, Manassas

Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 8th through mid-November
New Location: Prince William Lot

Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June through August
Harris Pavilion, Manassas

Manassas-farmers-marketVoted one of the best farmers markets in the area by Prince William Living magazine, the City of Manassas Farmers Market is one of the oldest in Northern Virginia. They pride themselves on the wonderful producers, loyal customers and warm community and offer a wide variety of local products including produce, meats, plants, herbs, baked goods and so much more! This Market participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.)
(Harris Pavilion is on the corner of Center and West Street and PWL is off Wellington on Prince William Street.)

Haymarket Area Seasonal Farms

Burnside Farms

4905 James Madison Highway, Haymarket
2570 Logmill Road, Haymarket

2617 B Logmill Road, Haymarket

Burnside-farms-haymarket-flowersThis local farm has been growing flowers, plants and vegetables in the Haymarket
area for three generations—offering something fresh-picked for every season! Burnside prides itself on it’s chemical-free farming practices that follow guidelines
for organic, sustainable production. Located on three farms, Burnside is in the midst of it’s Festival of Spring.
Festival of Spring – Pick your own bouquets of Daffodils and Tulips
Summer of Sunflowers – Pick your own Sunflowers from over 25 varieties in July
Fall Market – Huge selection of pumpkins, fall plants, apples, cider, corn stalks and the Burnside Barnyard
Winter – Fresh cut Virginia-grown Christmas trees and other fresh pine greenery

Stop by or visit their website for full schedule and more information.

Buckland Farm Market

Buckland-farm-market-new-baltimore-pies-baked-goods4484 Lee Highway
New Baltimore

Create better quality meals with organically grown food from Buckland Farm Market located a few miles from Gainesville on Route 29. Shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, jams and honey from both of their working farms as well as other local farms. An on site bakery fills the air with delicious aromas from their freshly baked pies, cakes and breads. Along with seasonal flowers, herbs and country decór, you’ll find something special for your table year round. Visit their website for hours and seasonal offerings.

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